No, Not That Civil War– Fables of the Deconstruction

It is equally an article of faith in the mythologies of the extreme Left and the extreme Right that the United States, as we know it… is doomed.

In both cases, some measure of inspiration is taken from the American Civil War– with the extreme Left looking to the underlying economic issues of that conflict, the extreme Right looking to the ideologic issues… and both sides drawing conclusions that are equally wrong.